Do you pull your shoulder blades back at the bottom of a deadlift?

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  1. PaddoK

    PaddoK Some dolphins get massacred, some dolphins get blo

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    I was at the gym yesterday and a friend who loves olympic lifting (but never does any deadlifts or squats (dont ask me)) suggested that I pinch my shoulderblades together at the bottom of the lift.

    I tried it with just 135 and I felt like 1) it made me drop way low in my deadlift to do it (I'm 6'4", so but was like parallel or lower) and 2) I could drag it up my shins, but it would come out from the body past my knees causing the lift not to be one smooth motion.

    Whats the deal. Do you guys do this? am I just crappy at it?
     
  2. PaddoK

    PaddoK Some dolphins get massacred, some dolphins get blo

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    Also, this is a stupid question, but what exactly constitutes an arched back? Does it involve a tilt of the pelvis?

    Rounded lower back )
    Straight back |
    Arched back ( ?

    Approximations but yea.
     
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    PaddoK Some dolphins get massacred, some dolphins get blo

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    So what do the o and u mean
     
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    you want it ATLEAST straight, if not curved with your belly being on the outside of the curve.

    i dont mean to sound like a prick, but you're never gonna get form right with 135. part of getting form right with deadlifts is not bein a pussy and addin weight to the bar
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Pinching your shoulder blades together increases the distance you have to pull and your friend is dumb.
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    you wouldnt want to pull your shoulder blades together even for OL'ing at the bottom
     
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    PaddoK Some dolphins get massacred, some dolphins get blo

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    I deadlift more on a normal basis, I was just trying this shoulder pull back thing with 135.
     
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    PaddoK Some dolphins get massacred, some dolphins get blo

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    :rofl: That is what I thought. He has a LOT of dumb ideas about the gym. After I tought him facepulls, he said it was better to use your body to drive it back as well to work core muscles. :ugh:
     
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    No, that's like wearing stilts when you squat and trying to to ATG
     
  12. Skeletor

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    I do it for RDL's just to work the the muscles surrounding the scapulae a little more, but they eventually give out way before my hammies or spinal erectors go. That's once I've already got it up though... I've never tried it at the bottom of a DL.
     
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